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August 23rd, 2007

Injured New York Illegal Immigrant Can Sue

You can’t have it both ways. So says a New York judge in ruling that an undocumented alien can sue after an accident left him paralyzed, according to a New York Daily News story. If you want them on the work site because they are cheap labor, then a duty is owed to the worker to follow appropriate safety practices.

The plaintiff had previously been accorded summary judgment in this decision:

Related story: Court Nominee Withdraws Over Illegal Alien Claim (ABAJournal)

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